Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has died at the age of 98.
According to a report by the Indian Express, Kumar died at a hospital in the western city of Mumbai early on Wednesday morning.
A statement was also posted via his verified Twitter account:
With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago.
We are from God and to Him we return. – Faisal Farooqui
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) July 7, 2021
A tribute was also tweeted by India’s Prime Minister:
Kumar had been ailing for some time, and was recently admitted to hospital for treatment.
Born Yusuf Khan, he starred in some of Indian cinema’s most iconic and successful films, including ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Naya Daur’, and ‘Madhumati’.